Georgia Southern is a Carnegie Doctoral-Research university providing the classic residential campus experience. Georgia's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta, every state and 86 nations are represented in the student body. The University's hallmark is student-centered education for undergraduate and graduate students alike.
Georgia Southern University—a four-year institution—is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering baccalaureate through doctoral degrees and a variety of outreach programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development.
As a campus of more than 19,000 students, Georgia Southern is one of the top universities of choice in Georgia for new freshmen and for HOPE Scholars. Georgia Southern University hosts students from more than 80 countries around the world.
The University offers more than 100 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels through seven colleges: business administration, education, health and human sciences, science and technology, liberal arts and social sciences, information technology and graduate studies.
Centers for business research and development, rural health, international studies, public affairs, teacher education, rehabilitation technology, water policy and biostatistics involve teams of experts working on regional and community concerns.
Georgia Southern University is recognized by Kiplinger as one of the Top 100 Best Values for Public Colleges and Universities.
Georgia Southern had an economic impact of more than $487 million during FY 2010.